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Ogden company builds mobile triage units for COVID-19 treatment

Posted at 8:17 PM, Apr 13, 2020

UPDATE: HHI Corp. has extended the deadline to apply for a mobile triage unit to April 22.

OGDEN, Utah — An Ogden construction company is creating mobile triage units and portable test labs in an effort to help fight COVID-19, and they're giving one away.

At a warehouse in Ogden, employees of HHI Corporation are gearing up to help combat COVID-19.

HHI is constructing two systems — a mobile triage unit and a portable test lab — to provide coronavirus patient care.

Executive Vice President Cliff Hokanson says the systems are designed to help federal and state governments seeing an increased medical capacity.

The construction company has a history of designing and fabricating equipment and labs for the federal government and military, including isolation boxes used to help treat patients infected with COVID-19 from a Japanese cruise ship earlier this year.

Hokanson says they used six heavily modified shipping containers and a fabricated skid to build each of these self-contained units.

HHI says a total of 10 units are currently planned, with a possibility of 20 more depending on demand.

Now, they are giving away one of these mobile triage units to a federal, state or local organization with an immediate need. To apply for the free unit, visit hhicorp.com. The deadline is April 22.